John Terry is weighing up his next career move after leaving Aston Villa but it seems he has already tried his hand at a bit of coaching in a rather unusual way.
The former Chelsea and England captain is out in Portugal on a family holiday and is yet to find a new club after leaving the Villains following their play-off final heartbreak in May.
Reports had claimed Terry was retiring but the 37-year-old was quick to correct the rumours in July despite committing to a playing deal for the new season yet.
He has been spending his time at his home in the Algarve as he considers his options as he chooses between an extended football career or moving into management or the media.
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Terry has previously done some work for Sky Sports and has been appearing as a pundit for Egyptian football club, Pyramids FC, on their in-house channel in recent weeks.
However, it seems inevitable that Terry will end up in the dugout and follow his old pal Frank Lampard, who is now in charge at Derby, in forging out a career in management.
It seems he has already been putting his knowledge into practice after it emerged Terry has been helping out his brother, Paul, who is on the coaching staff at League Two side Yeovil.
Yeovil manager Darren Way admitted he would love to persuade the Blues legend to get his boots back on in Somerset but settled for a coaching session with him via Skype.
Way said: “Last year our set-plays weren’t the greatest and we just wanted more individuals to attack the ball so we set up a Skype session with John Terry.
“It was fantastic in the way that he spoke and he’s such a leader.”
Ironically, Terry’s old side Villa were 1-0 winners at Yeovil’s Huish Park in the Carabao Cup first round last night.
The veteran defender has had his heart set on coaching since he first encountered Jose Mourinho’s methods at Chelsea.
“From the moment Jose came in, I knew I wanted to be a coach,” Terry said earlier this year.
“Before then, as a player, I just went out on the pitch and played. Didn’t think about the training sessions, the coaching, the size of the pitches we’d train on, anything.
“Then I saw something special, and it was all about preparation.
“After a few training sessions, I went and got a notepad and started jotting stuff down.
“Things he said in team meetings, things he said before a game, or to the press. Sometimes I’d come in after a training session and write down everything we’d just done.”